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Rep. Torres Secures Funding for Projects in the South Bronx As Part of House Democrats’ INVEST in America Act
July 1, 2021
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Torres applauded House passage of the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act,” which includes funding for transit projects in the South Bronx. Rep. Torres fought to ensure the projects were included in the INVEST in America Act, which makes transformational investments in America’s highways, roads, bridges, transit, rail, and water infrastructure to create jobs, modernize our infrastructure and reduce carbon pollution. This legislation puts some of the key pieces of President Biden’s infrastructure vision into legislative text.
Sen. Menendez, Rep. Torres Lead Colleagues in Recognizing the Accomplishments and Vast Contributions of Immigrants to the United States
June 28, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the highest-ranking Latino in Congress, and Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.-15) led a group of colleagues in introducing a bicameral resolution recognizing June 2021 as “Immigrant Heritage Month,” a time to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments and vast contributions immigrant communities have made to America’s history, economy, and culture.
Rep. Ritchie Torres Introduces New Resolution Condemning the Rise in Hate Crimes & Legislation Targeting the Transgender & Nonbinary Communities
June 28, 2021
Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15) introduced a new resolution condemning the rise in hate and violence against the transgender and nonbinary communities. The resolution also denounces the increase in anti-transgender legislation and reaffirms a commitment to the well-being and safety of transgender and nonbinary communities. The introduction of the resolution comes as the LGBTQ+ community commemorates the 52nd anniversary of the Stonewall Inn uprising, an incident that triggered nationwide protests in support of equal rights in 1969. The resolution is cosigned by 60 House Democrats.